David H Brainard

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Professor of Psychology
Department: Psychology

Contact information
315C, 3401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 573-7579
Fax: (215) 746-6848
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
AB (Physics)
Harvard University, 1982.
MS (Electrical Engineering)
Stanford University, 1989.
PhD (Psychology)
Stanford University , 1989.
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Description of Research Expertise

KEY WORDS:
Color vision; color constancy; vision; adaptation; image processing.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Visual perception and its neural mechanisms; digital image processing.

RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
Psychophysics; computational modeling; fMRI.

RESEARCH SUMMARY
I am interested in human vision, machine vision, and computational modeling of visual processing. My primary research is concerned with how the visual system estimates object properties from the information available in the light signal incident at the eye. To study this general problem, I conduct psychophysical experiments to investigate questions such as how object color appearance is related to object surface properties under a wide range of illumination conditions and how color is used to identify objects. In addition, I am interested in developing machine visual systems that can mimic human performance and in understanding the neural mechanisms of vision.

Description of Itmat Expertise

Vision
Color Vision
Color Image Processing
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Last updated: 11/15/2013
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